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Nic discussed why it’s important for all software but especially open source to be accessible for all users regardless of how they’re accessing your site.

Main Take Aways

  • Web accessibility = the inclusive practice of building web sites usable by everyone, regardless of their level of ability or disability.

Things I’m Going to Do

Integrate a11y testing in my workflow.

My Raw Notes

  • accessibility = #a11y on twitter
  • Web accessibility = the inclusive practice of building web sites usable by everyone, regardless of their level of ability or disability.
  • Important to make sure front and back ends are a11y
  • If you don’t have accessible software you can hire people who need accessibly and you can get sued.
  • Axe - the accessibility engine - https://www.deque.com/products/axe/
  • Make sure to test with diverse populations
  • To find people with disabilities to test check AccessWorks
  • Be a hero particularly in projects where there are none
  • Test suites for accessibilty
    • New wave
    • https://tenon.io/

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